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EA confirms Sept. 5 for Mercenaries 2

Pandemic's sequel finally gets official release date

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames will release on September 5 on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and PS2 in the UK, EA has confirmed with CVG.

Pandemic's explosion-'em-up sequel was originally due to release last year, but was pushed back. In February EA then gave its fiscal 2009 year (April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009) as a very rough launch period; but that can all be put behind us now.

The original Mercenaries game can out of left field and caused quite a stir when it released in 2005. Pandemic's previously billed the follow-up as "an explosive open-world action game set in a massive, highly reactive, war-torn world". The storyline revolves around a power-hungry tyrant who sparks a war by messing with Venezuela's oil supply.